The etymology of the word shark is uncertain, the most likely etymology states that the original sense of the word was that of "predator, one who preys on others" from the Dutch schurk, meaning 'villain, scoundrel' (cf. card shark, loan shark, etc.), which was later applied to the fish due to its predatory behaviour.
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What does the name shark mean?
English: possibly a variant of Chark, a metonymic occupational name for a porter or carrier, from Old French charche 'load'.
What did sharks used to be called?
In his 1817 work The Animal Kingdom, French anatomist Georges Cuvier listed sharks as "selachians," a term still in use today as the clade including sharks: Selachimorpha. In 1838 we see the first use of the modern Great White genus name.
Aug 12, 2014
Who named a shark?
According to Jones, the very first mention of the word shark in association with the animal for which we use the name today was in a 1668 work by John Wilkes. One of the first mentions of the word in a dictionary, however, is in an anonymous work from 1689, which defines a shark as a “shifting knave”.
Jan 9, 2012
What is shark short for?
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Shark definition: A shark is a very large fish. Some sharks have very sharp teeth and may attack people. | Meaning, pronunciation ... [1590–1600; ‹ G dial.